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Frank Bridge (1879-1941), Musician and composer

Sitter in 6 portraits
A distinguished string player and conductor, Bridge made his name as a composer with works including The Sea and String Sextet (both 1912). From 1922, the patronage of American millionaire Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge enabled him to concentrate entirely on composition. Chiefly renowned for his chamber music, notable works from this period include his third and fourth string quartets. Bridge taught composition to Benjamin Britten who later championed his music.

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Frank Bridge

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, early 1920s
NPG x15182


Frank Bridge

by Herbert Lambert
photogravure, circa 1922
NPG Ax7749


Frank Bridge

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print
NPG x15183


Frank Bridge

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x76941


Frank Bridge

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1930s
NPG x82068